On Toes

Armless by birth, Irshad Ahmad Ganie uses his toes to compensate for his handicap, reports Hilal Shah Irshad Ahmad Ganie, 23, a resident of village Sever of Lolab in border Kupwara district is armless by...

Weatherman Jr

A young undergraduate passionate about weather forecasting has emerged as the new weatherman in virtual Kashmir, reports Minhaj Masoodi If the weather is gloomy or the mercury is up, one person is always in discussion...

Saviour Swimmer

Bashir Ahmad, an expert swimmer, has so far saved scores of people from drowning in Sindh River and is the key help for people living between Sonamarg and Ganderbal, reports Saifullah Bashir Twelve hours after...

Chenab’s Ababeel

Saifullah Bashir meets the group leader that oversees the Chenab region like a bird and tries everything to mitigate the crisis In 2014 when devastating floods hit Kashmir, a group of youth in Chenab...

Against All Odds

Despite losing his right arm at 10, Sayer Abdullah, 23, now drives an SUV and goes on off-road trips, reports Khalid Bashir Gura On the morning of September 17, 2007, a school bus carried students wearing neatly ironed...

A Lady Karvaan

Mehru N Nisa meets the young female scribe who crowdsources book to establish libraries for the underprivileged For the inmates at Daarul Muhsinaat, an orphanage in Singhpora Pattan, the thought of having a library was...

The Road Raahat

Frequent closure of highway leaves a flood of people stranded thus encouraging the residents to have structured and sustainable initiatives to manage huger reports Parrey Babar When the highway has a crisis, a group gets hyperactive. Raahat is a...

A Reading Room 

A woman in Jammu sets up a library on her property to encourage students to read and gradually it is emerging a model for societies where families lack enough of space or the situation...

A Visionary Carpenter

Years after he picked the special carpentry skill, he lost his eyesight completely. This led Ghulam Qadir to accept the challenge and he started managing his work for all these years, flawlessly, reports Waseem...

A Brave Battle

While putting up a brave fight against a life-threatening disease and even losing his wife to discord, a young man ensured that he completes his PhD in time, reports Khalid Bashir Gura “Life is what happens...

Highway Helpers

The road connecting Kashmir with the rest of the world is tricky and unstable. It turns bloody on the drop of a hat. Authorities apart, there are various groups voluntarily working to rescue people...

Knots In The Yarn

Dilshada earned livelihood selling her work at exhibitions outside Jammu and Kashmir. But she lost everything to 2014 floods. Before she could pick up the threads, her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumour,...

Educator Par Excellence

A trained engineer and a passionate teacher holds his class in an open ground well before the sunrise and this model of teaching in a pandemic is a smash hit, reports  Syed Samreen Muneer Alam wakes...

Keeping The Commitment

In a remote village in Anantnag, a doctor is working among nomads to help them face up to pandemic, reports Umar Khurshid Amid the Coronavirus triggered a crisis, when everyone seeks refuge from the novel virus,...

A Covid-19 Samaritan

For Sajad Ahmad Khan, arranging burials for the people dying from Coronavirus isn’t just an act of benevolence but a commitment to society reports Syed Samreen Sajad Ahmad Khan, 38, hailing from Srinagar’s Qamarwari area, has...

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